Rodney Hood on playing for Cavaliers: 'It has been tough'

J.R. Smith says he can handle being a national punchline

"It's still a struggle to me to adapt to that". But Hood's playoffs, as previously mentioned, have been a disaster. Rodney Hood was having a solid contract year in Utah putting up near 17 points per game and shooting a respectable 38.9 percent from deep.

Hood struggled to maintain a spot in Cleveland's rotation for much of the season, averaging only 10.8 points per game during the regular season as a Cavaliers player, and his lack of contributions have been exacerbated in the postseason, where he's averaged 4.6 points and made only 14 playoff appearances. However this season, before being traded to Cleveland, he had a strong game against Golden State with 26 points on 9-for-20 shooting (2-for-5 from 3), five rebounds and three steals on December 27th.

Hood, a rangy 6-8, 206-pound player acquired from the Utah Jazz in February in the Jae Crowder trade, is averaging 4.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting (15.0 percent from 3), 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in the playoffs. But he's been great. "That gives all of us a lot of confidence that he can come in and make an impact".

Hood is shooting a feeble 3-of-20 from distance this postseason, but shot well all-around in the Cavs' first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. With guys like JR Smith not performing like years past, he was a minus 22 last game, and Jordan Clarkson building his own brick house in Oakland, perhaps Hood gets those minutes. And he's going to be a big part of what we're trying to do.

The Hood move was the only change Lue announced Tuesday, though, again, he didn't specify who would sit so Hood could play.

With Game 2 of the Finals upon us, I don't think Ty Lue has hit the "desperation" stage yet of seeing what works with his roster. "I've been preparing, I've been working hard, so if I get the opportunity, just go out there and play". He's been working, staying ready.

LeBron James and Co. are going home, though, and have back-to-back contests inside The Q to attempt to get the series evened up.

Hood said he'll approach his Game 3 opportunity with "no hesitation at all". I'm not going to always be in this state. As soon as I check into the game, I have to go after it.

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